LOCAL CRAFT ALE FAVOURITE BOTTLECRAFT SET FOR EXPANSION

Bethan Shuff

Bottlecraft Is Expanding

One evening, three friends got together over a few craft beers, and a drunken conversation led them to a brilliant idea. Bottlecraft. Bottlecraft has become a household name for anyone that’s a fan of craft ales and exciting, modern brews. With craft becoming more trendy and the more hops the better, Bottlecraft are now expanding and hopping into a new, bigger shop (see what I did there?).

Bottlecraft can be found hopping all over the shop (the puns will stop eventually, promise), providing their services at events such as The Honey Box and gigs like Don’t Call Me Ishmael as well as hosting in-store art exhibitions and live music. They make exploring the new tastes and flavours of craft a friendly and more accessible experience.

In just two years, their homely little store on Marsh Street has progressed so much that Rich, Tom and Chris are taking it over to the one and only Cultural Quarter; home to their soon-to-be new neighbours RAWR, Klay, TSP, Piccadilly Brassiere, 51-53 and Zest. Bottlecraft are sure to fit right in with the trendy and innovative entrepreneurs that can also be found on Piccadilly.
Bottlecraft’s Chris Wilson thinks that the reason the shop has been so successful is that ‘our hands on and personal approach to helping customers has been a big plus for us. We’ve always aimed to create a comfortable, friendly environment for everyone who walks through our door. Pair that with a commitment to develop and encourage local artists, we’ve made ourselves part of the alternative community.’

This July, Bottlecraft will be opening their doors at 33 Piccadilly, formerly Gemini menswear, sandwiched between RAWR and The Regent Theatre making it the perfect place to get a pre-theatre tipple. For the official launch party, there will be a live DJ set from Bottlecraft’s good friend Disco Dick in store while you browse the newer and wider range of brands and flavours to choose from.

You can expect to see lots of new breweries coming to Bottlecraft. The new shop will have the space to feature 12 keg lines; ‘hot new brews on our shelves and in our taps’ says Chris; an increased range of standard and chilled beers including new brands like Odyssey, Deya and Verdant; increased seating area; wines, spirits and hot drinks; events; more space and most importantly, more fun!